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(p. 107) Various Types of Psycho-Therapy Material 

(p. 107) Various Types of Psycho-Therapy Material
(p. 107) Various Types of Psycho-Therapy Material

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 28 October 2020

In this chapter, Winnicott gives examples of the kinds of material from his analytic cases, largely children, which allow him to make interpretations to relieve ongoing symptoms. He classifies the kinds of material as pertaining to (a) external relationships between whole people, (b) samples of the inner world and the theme of the self’s fantasy life within or without, (c) intellectualised material needing reworking in the transference with feeling, not intellect, and (d) material showing weakness in the ego, with threats of unreality and depersonalisation.

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